Membership

To become a member

  1. Sign up, Login and Apply to join under your Name menu. Parents and children need separate logins.
  2. Contact the vetting officer (Contact) and start the vetting application process (Vetting).
  3. Pay membership fees as below*.
  4. Join the Rota as below*, if you are a parent of a junior, or offer to help run the club.
  5. *Parents of free associate members who join for the Community Games need not pay fees or join the rota.
  6. Contact the chairperson to ask them to confirm your membership.

Membership of the club is open to all, adults and juniors, beginners and grandmasters, from Skerries and surrounding areas, subject to ratification by the committee. Membership is from September to July. Members and parents are expected to help out with supervision and with the running of the club. To see how you can contribute, see Contact and the Volunteer page (old site). One way is by joining the Parents` Supervision Rota (see Contact).

All members over 16 and one parent from each family need to be Garda Vetted. This is a legal requirement in clubs where juniors and adults participate together. Until you submit all the necessary forms to the vetting officer your membership will not be confirmed and you may not attend or be paired in tournaments.

Try it out

All are welcome to visit the club to try it out free of charge for a week before deciding if you wish to join or not. On your first visit we still need you to either Login and Apply to Join or fill out a short paper form so we have your details. This is very important for juniors especially.

Membership Fees

The fees below are back to normal as we have reopened physically. While our venue is not yet definitely arranged, and may cost us more than normal in rent, we have decided to absorb any possible increase for now.

Members         		Fees 2022/23
_____________   		____________ 
Adult           		€80 
U18s/Students   		€70   
Reductions*     		€10 
*For second and subsequent family members, 
fees are reduced by this amount.
(ICU contribution**    		€10 ) 
**For those playing in the Leinster Leagues.

**Players who want to be play in the Leinster leagues (mostly adults and strong juniors), not the Community Games or other junior rapidplay events, should pay €10 towards ICU membership and league fees, which cost the club €25 to €50 per player. More in the Team link above. Pay later if you are unsure about playing in the leagues.

Entry to all club tournaments, teams and coaching is free to members, provided they enter on time. A late entry fee applies. Former members are always welcome to visit the club. Visitors are welcome to try out the club before joining.

How to Pay

Revolut

Ask the Treasurer for a link.

Cash

Give the Treasurer or Chairperson cash, preferably with a note/envelope with the details.

Internet Banking

Fees may be paid directly to the club's bank account by mobile or internet banking, usually free of charge. Links to explain how this is done from the three major banks are included below. Please include the member's name in the reference field and email the Treasurer too so we know who has paid. To set this up initially you need:
Skerries Chess Club AIB bank account:
IBAN: IE84AIBK93224815783026
BIC: AIBKIE2D

Using AIB
Using Bank of Ireland
Using Permanent TSB
Using Ulster Bank

Post

Send the Treasurer a cheque.

Contact us

See Contact for contact details for the Treasurer, Chairperson, Vetting Officer etc. if you need help.